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The SJA British Sports Journalism Awards took place on March 7 at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza. The awards, attended by just under 700 people celebrated excellence among the country's sports writers, photographers, broadcasters and editors. 

Thank you to our sponsors, entrants, judges, colleagues and members who help to make the awards a success. 

Click the links below to see the award winners: 

Watch the awards highlights:

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The judges

Thank you to the over 150 competition judges who had to deliberate over 2,170 pictures, 900 submitted articles and 43 hours of broadcast material to make their decisions.

The competition received 812 entries across all the categories – the highest number since the event started in 1976.

Chairs of the Judges

Colin Bateman (Writing Categories), Faye Carruthers & Andrew Spence (Broadcast Categories) & Alistair Grant (Photography Categories),

 

 

Writing Category Judges

 Anita Abayomi, Paul Abdale, Tanya Aldred, Mark Alford, Lizzy Ammon, Carl Anka, Patrick Barclay, Colin Bateman, Kate Battersby, Louise Bawden, Adrain Bevington, Benny Bonsu, Stephen Brenkley, Ashley Broadley, Carrie Brown, Kate Burlaga, Liz Byrnes, Andy Cairns, Michael Calvin, Orla Chennaoui, Nick Cherrie, Kate Clayton, Lee Clayton, Ben Clissitt, Eleanor Crooks, Sarah Dawkins, Mike Dickson, Mark Edwards, Andy Elliott, John Etheridge, Mary Fitzhenry, Teresa Green, Julian Guyer, Anthony Hay, Rodney Hinds, Richard Hobson, Jim Holden, Jon Holmes, David Hopps, Adrian Kajumba, Antony Kastrinakis, Martha Kelner, Alison Kervin, Peter Lansley, David Llewellyn, Michael Martin, Paul McCarthy, Ally McKay, Brendan McLoughlin, Nick Meacham, Glenn Moore, John Murray, Sachin Nakrani, Tim Nichols, Jacqui Oatley, Musa Okwonga, Corey Pellatt, Clive Petty, Eleanor Preston, Mayowa Quadri, Keir Radnedge, Melissa Reddy, Anton Rippon, Charlie Sale, Robin Scott-Elliot, Lee Smith, Emma Smith, Rob Smith, Neil Squires, Rachel Steinberg, Cathy Stone, Richard van Poortvliet, Annie Vernon, David Walker, Mike Walters, Paul Weaver, Mike Wedderbern, Howard Wheatcroft, Laura Williamson, Alex Willis, Will Woodward.

 

Broadcast Category Judges

Tim Abraham, Sal Ahmed, Shelley Alexander, Antoine Allen, Pete Andrews, Robin Bailey, Andrew Bailey, Anne-Marie Batson, Chessie Bent, Stewart Binns, Mike Bovill, Jules Breach, Rachel Brookes, Helen Brown, Zara Buck, Andy Buckley, Helen Campbell, Tash Carpenter, Mike Carr, Faye Carruthers, Reshmin Chowdhury, Drew Christie, Mark Cole, Nick Collins, Sarah Collins, Gabby Cook, Gemma Davies, Chris Eldergill, Jeff Foulser, Karthi Gnanasegaram, Simon Green, Lynsey Hooper, Andrew Hornett, Andy Ivy, Jordan Jarrett-Bryan, Des Kelly, Ollie Kneen, Nelson Kumah, Jeanette Kwakye, Jade Lauriston, Mark Machado, Iain Macintosh, Leon Mann, Lindsay McCombie, John McKenna, David Miles, Charlotte Nichol, Alexis Nunes, Sarah Nurse, Lisa O’Sullivan, Ade Oladipo, Ellie Oldroyd, Laurie Palacio, Felicia Pennant, Natalie Pirks, Naz Premji, Joe Rawson, Rob Reeves, Matt Roberts, Charles Runcie, Richard Russell, Steve Scott, Bela Shah, Kadeem Simmonds, Steve Smith, Caj Sohal, Andrew Spence, Louise Sutton, Steve Tebb, Zainab Teladia, Jo Tongue, Laurie Tucker, Marc Webber, Alec Wilkinson, Hugh Woozencroft, Nia Wyn Thomas.
 

Photography Category Judges

Paul Ellis, John Gichigi, Fiona Hanson, Mark Leech, Stuart McFarlane.

 
 

PHOTOGRAPHY

The shortlist for 7 photography categories is here.

 

Click below to see shortlist and a gallery of the pictures.  

WRITing

The shortlist for 13 written categories is here.

 

Click below to see shortlist. Winners announced on March 7.

BROADCAST

The shortlist for the 14 broadcast categories is here.

 

Click below to see shortlist. Winners announced on March 7.

WHAT ARE THE SJA BRITISH SPORTS JOURNALISM AWARDS? 

The SJA British Sports Journalism Awards celebrate excellence among the country's sports writers, photographers, broadcasters and editors, whether staff or freelance, working for nationals, regionals, daily or weekly newspapers, as well as specialist sports magazines, news agencies and across all digital formats.

 

There are over 35 categories to enter, the deadline for entries is Wednesday 19 January 2022.

 

Shortlists will be released on the following dates; Photography (16 Feb), Written (17 Feb) and Broadcast (18 Feb). The award winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony taking place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Monday 7 March 2022.

#sja2020- sja British sports awards 2020 

The SJA British Journalism Awards 2020 were presented virtually on 15 March 2021. View the whole awards ceremony and clips in the gallery below as well as photos from the 2019 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards held in the more traditional way at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London. 

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ENTRIES ACROSS SPORTS WRITING, BROADCASTING & PHOTOGRAPHY 

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INDUSTRY LEADING EXPERT JUDGES FORM OUR RIGOROUS PROCESS 

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AWARDS INCLUDING  NEWSPAPER, 
NETWORK & PHOTOGRAPHER

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ATTENDEES AT THE GALA AWARDS DINNER HOSTED BY JIM ROSENTHAL 

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